In partnership with NWEA®, the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) is offering a joint learning, collaboration, and coaching opportunity that will empower Alaska education leaders to understand effective literacy instruction. The leadership course provides participants with fundamental knowledge in effective standards-aligned and research-based reading instruction and assessment practices for all learners to support their school and district plans in the Science of Reading, as required by the Alaska Reads Act.
Who’s eligible to apply?
Education leaders with responsibility for K–3 literacy instruction.
- During eight highly engaging sessions, participants will learn about key elements in the Science of Reading that they should be driving their systems toward.
- Each session will include facilitated conversations with other leaders to form a networked learning community.
- Participants will engage in their learning through asynchronous learning and the live seminar series.
- NWEA will lead optional coaching sessions that provide leaders with opportunities to have more personalized support.
When will this occur?
- Applications are open.
- Applicants should register for their preferred term (Fall, Winter, Spring).
- Closed – Fall (August 31, 2023 – December 14, 2023)
- Winter (October 26, 2023 – February 29, 2024)
- Spring (January 9, 2024 – April 25, 2024)
- The schedule for virtual seminars can be Accessed Here.
- Participants will be notified about course acceptance and cohort assignment at least four weeks before the course start date.
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What else is offered?
- In partnership with University of Alaska (UA), participants can earn three post-secondary professional development credits at the 500 level. Participants must attend the course orientation, actively engage in seven out of the eight live seminar sessions, and complete the end-of-course performance task to be eligible for course credit.
- The tuition fee for credit is $125.00.
- Credit registration is seperate and will be provided to participants once the cohort begins.
Who do I contact for information?
Adrianne Schwartz Alaska Department of Education and Early Development firstname.lastname@example.org
Athena E. Hill NWEA State Professional Learning Lead email@example.com